Processing spatial and temporal discontinuities : Electrophysiological indicators
Schlaghecken, Friederike, Meinecke, Cristina and Schröger, Erich. (2001) Processing spatial and temporal discontinuities : Electrophysiological indicators. Journal of Psychophysiology, Volume 15 (Number 2). pp. 80-94. ISSN 0269-8803Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1027//0269-8803.15.2.80
In a series of four experiments measuring behavioral performance and event-related brain potentials ("ERPs") in a texture segmentation task, we investigated whether there is evidence that texture stimuli containing a local discontinuity ("D-textures") are conceptually different from homogeneous stimuli ("H-textures"). Stimuli were presented in an oddball design, with relative frequency of D-textures and H-textures being varied between experiments. It was found that these stimuli are not interchangeable in an oddball situation, as rare D-textures in a context of frequent H-textures give rise to the typical N2b-P3b effects, whereas rare H-textures in a context of frequent D-textures do not. This asymmetry arose because D-textures always elicited enlarged P3b components regardless of their relative frequency. It was concluded that the spatial discontinuity in D-textures adds a feature of "targetness" to these stimuli. Moreover, it was found that a posterior negative-going shift in the N2b latency range ("pN2b") was mainly modulated by visual stimulus features. This result confirms and extends earlier findings demonstrating the sensitivity of the posterior N2b to physical stimulus characteristics.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Psychophysiology|
|Publisher:||Hogrefe Publishing Corp.|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 80-94|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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